10 Tuesday Reads: Mean Taleb and Bad Predictions

Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg View columnist writing about finance, the economy and the business world. He started the Big Picture blog in 2003 and is the founder of Ritholtz Wealth Management, an asset management and financial planning firm.
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My Tuesday morning roundup:

• Everything You Always Wanted To Know About The Stock Market But Were Too Afraid To Ask (BuzzFeed)

• Damn you, Mr. Sharpe (Barnejek)

• No, neither of these charts should scare anybody:

  1. Spooky Shades of 1987 (WSJ)
  2. The chart that's scaring Wall Street (MarketWatch)

• Economics as the study of abundance (Pieria)

• "Why Bother?" Will investors take the wrong lessons from 2013? (Reformed Broker) see also Byron Wien Explains This Stock Market (Barron's)

• Smarts In Business Is Not About IQ (Forbes)

• 10 Worst Economic Predictions Ever (Zero Hedge) see also The 12 Meanest Things Nassim Taleb Has Said About Economists (Business Insider)

• A Fed Dissident on Policy and Transparency (Economix)

• 45 Years Ago, Doug Engelbart Gave the Most Important Tech Demo Ever (Gizmodo)

• My Previous Holiday Gift Giving Guides (TBP)

What are you reading?

Gauge of Stock Value Is Tricky to Apply Overseas

Source: WSJ

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